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I thought about titling this "A John Deere Wedding", but I knew Kelli would kill me! ;) However, as you'll see below the colors are John Deere adjacent, and the bridal party traveled from the church to the reception in a yellow and green wagon, pulled by Jeremy's antique John Deere tractor, so... :)

We had such a great time with Kelli & Jeremy and their whole bridal party and family! Jeremy is cousins with Jared from one of our previous weddings, so we love it when we get to work with some of our same friends again. We arrived at Kelli's parent's house as she was finishing up her hair and makeup, and all the girls were having a great time making each other laugh! Then Joel went over to check on Jeremy and the guys, who decided that the morning of the wedding would be a great time to do some shooting. Gotta love it! After getting some great shots of their shots (like that?!), they came over to the church where us girls were already getting situated.

Kelli & Jeremy had decided not to see each other beforehand (which has been the popular trend in the last few years), and we were so excited for that moment when the doors open and Jeremy sees his bride in her radiant beauty as she walks down the aisle to become his wife. We love that moment! Kelli was glowing - I don't think her smile could have gotten any bigger! The ceremony was beautiful, and as we prepared to head off to our photo location, the bridal party loaded up into their...party wagon. Forget limos and busses, this is the way to travel! It was so fun to watch people's expressions as they saw the bridal party meandering down the street pulled by a restored, vintage tractor!

We got to take photos at the old brewery in Highland, IL, and we loved it! We love getting to shoot at locations that are unique and have an element of age to them. Of course we love nature too - we probably have more photos of couples by trees than I can count :) but there is something equally cool about old buildings and such. After that we went to Ethel's Bar for some relaxation before heading to the reception.

One unique thing about Kelli and Jeremy's bridal party was that Kelli had two bridesmen in addition to her bridesmaids. As the bridal party was being announced in to the reception, everyone cracked up as one of the bridesmen changed into a dress and wig to be escorted in by the other. It was hilarious! A fun evening of dancing, eating and drinking ensued, with everyone having a great time. This was definitely one of our more memorable country weddings, and we are so glad we got to be a part of it. Congratulations Kelli & Jeremy!

Shannon~

P.S. We did not get a chance to say this to everyone at the wedding, but the bridal party was AMAZING! When you have a large group...especially when there are lots of guys, it can often get really crazy. Everyone was amazing, though...they made the job a breeze. We just wanted to say how much we appreciated you all!

 

Vendors

Church: Highland Evangelical United Church of Christ

Reception: Highland Knights of Columbus Hall

Flowers: Carol Hess

Cake: It's a Piece of Cake, Cathy Gilomen

Hair & Makeup: Eclipse Salon, Amanda Horstmann & Becky Faust

DJ: Short Circuit Entertainment

Dress: Maggie Sottero

Tuxes: Jim's Formal Wear

 

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Written by Shannon Conner | St. Louis Wedding Photographers

Show 27 Comments
  1. Great pictures! beautiful wedding!

  2. Apr 24 2012

    It was a beautiful wedding and the pictures are great!

  3. Julie Richison
    Apr 24 2012

    I love the uniqueness of the pictures. The colors were very rich and looks like a good time was had by all.Kelli made a beautiful bride!

  4. Julie Richison
    Apr 23 2012

    The pictures were awesome.. You did a terrific job!

  5. Kelsey Quade
    Apr 23 2012

    LOVE the pictures! Was a gorgeous day!

  6. Apr 24 2012

    Beautiful color – love the yellow!

  7. Apr 24 2012

    Beautiful color – love the yellow!

  8. Apr 24 2012

    great pictures!

  9. Kelly Mensing
    Apr 24 2012

    Love your pictures Kelli

  10. Kelly Mensing
    Apr 24 2012

    Love your pictures Kelli

  11. Terri Jansen
    Apr 24 2012

    Love the pictures!! They really show your personalities and you can tell in every picture how happy you are with each other :)

  12. Diane Frey
    Apr 24 2012

    Thank you Conner Photography for all of the great pictures! Your professionalism is top notch!

  13. Thompson- Huth Amy
    Apr 24 2012

    You just made me fall in love with John Deere! These photos are perfect!

  14. Thompson- Huth Amy
    Apr 24 2012

    You just made me fall in love with John Deere! These photos are perfect!

  15. Apr 25 2012

    Amy, I don't know where you came across the John Deere wedding, but this is the town that I live in.

  16. Gwen Bailey
    Apr 24 2012

    Kelli,
    You are a beautiful bride (love that dress) and your groom is so absolutely handsome. I wish you both (and your families) God’s grace, mercy, blessings and love.
    Thanks for sharing, Gwen

  17. Kelli Zurliene
    Apr 24 2012

    I LOVE ALL OF THE PICTURES!! I think I’ve looked at them at least once a day! Jeremy and I are so thankful to have had you 2 as our photographers, we’ve gotten so many great compliments on your work! Even the day of the wedding many family members and friends felt that you guys were there as our “friends” and to capture our day, not be the dreaded “photographer”!! Thanks so much again!! :) :)

  18. Thompson- Huth Amy
    Apr 25 2012

    The bride is one of my tm's. Aren't they adorable?

  19. Jennifer Thompson Beutenmiller
    Apr 26 2012

    Adorable couple and great pics. Looks like a very fun wedding. (Taking notes for Mr. Jake). Please extend a congratulations from your sister.

  20. Diane Frey
    Apr 27 2012

    Great Pictures, Thank you Conner Photography!

  21. Patti Schmitt Briggs
    Apr 27 2012

    AWESOME!!!! She was such a beautiful bride! You didn't look too bad yourself mama!! :)

  22. Tina
    Apr 27 2012

    Beautiful people, wonderful day, great pictures!

  23. The photos are amazing! Conner Photography captured the wedding couple, wedding party and the whole event perfectly!

  24. Sarah Blom
    Apr 30 2012

    It looks beautiful. Congratulations Kelli! I’m so happy for you !

  25. Megan Junker
    May 01 2012

    You guys did an amazing job! Everything was perfect, it was great to meet both of you. Kelli kept telling me that we all would love you guys and that was exactly right. You both fit right in with everyone and made taking photos for the wedding a fun experience!

  26. Alec
    Jul 15 2012

    This is one of the first books on weddings that does NOT talk about the flowres, the dresses, the food, etc. This book focuses on one thing and does it well; your entertainment at your reception.Yes, I will admit that I work as a mobile DJ and entertain at weddings and am somewhat biased on the entertainment part of the reception. But as such, I have seen many Brides and Grooms who focus so much time an energy on the visual aspects of the reception (linens, colors, flowres) and not the entertainment so that they don’t seem to have fun at their own reception. If you read this book and take from it what you want, then you will have a better chance of having fun at your reception.

  27. Niko
    Jul 15 2012

    Thanks Ginger! I was so glad you and Barbara were able to come out that day! We had a blast and I can’t wait to start posting some from the wdideng soon!